Cannes 1988 - Competition

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1. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama

The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath

Votes: 9,377 | Gross: $2.05M

2. A World Apart (1988)

PG | 113 min | Drama

A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 1,361 | Gross: $2.33M

3. The South (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama

The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, Lito Cruz

Votes: 737

4. Bird (1988)

R | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

The troubled life and career of jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker (Forest Whitaker).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 10,641 | Gross: $2.18M

5. Drowning by Numbers (1988)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

Three generations of women all share the same problem: marriage woes, and they want to put an end to it.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson

Votes: 7,485 | Gross: $0.42M

6. A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 15,122

7. L'oeuvre au noir (1988)

110 min | Drama

In the sixteenth century, Spain occupies Flanders, an Inquisition enforces the faith. Aging writer and philosopher, Zénon Ligre, comes to Bruges using a false name and papers to serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Sami Frey, Jacques Lippe, Anna Karina

Votes: 306

8. Os Canibais (1988)

90 min | Musical, Drama, Fantasy

A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Dória, Oliveira Lopes

Votes: 412

9. Chocolat (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Jean-Claude Adelin

Votes: 2,529 | Gross: $2.32M

10. El Dorado (1988)

149 min | Drama, History

The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eusebio Poncela, Lambert Wilson, Gabriela Roel

Votes: 475

12. Hanussen (1988)

R | 140 min | Drama, History

A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági, Walter Schmidinger

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $0.08M

13. King of the Children (1987)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976),

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yuan Xie, Xuewen Yang, Shaohua Chen, Caimei Zhang

Votes: 353

14. Three Sisters (1988)

112 min | Drama, Romance

Roberto and his three sisters doesn't know what to do with their lives.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino, Peter Simonischek

Votes: 243

15. El Lute II: Tomorrow I'll Be Free (1988)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

Eleuterio escapes from prison, joins with his children and embarks on a journey with his family avoiding the hunt for the Civil Guard.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Imanol Arias, Jorge Sanz, Pastora Vega, Ángel Pardo

Votes: 202

16. Miles from Home (1988)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.

Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy, Jason Campbell

Votes: 1,219 | Gross: $0.19M

17. Pascali's Island (1988)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell

Votes: 910 | Gross: $1.45M

19. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,242 | Gross: $1.22M

20. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish Gough, Marshall Napier

Votes: 3,135 | Gross: $1.33M

21. Wuthering Heights (1988)

143 min | Drama

A retelling of Emily Bronte's tale of vengeance and obsessive love, set in medieval Japan.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Yûsaku Matsuda, Yûko Tanaka, Rentarô Mikuni, Tatsuo Nadaka

Votes: 176



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